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January 3, 2013 5:35 PM
I'd like to keep track of my exercise and food calories separately and together. I know that I can look at net and gross calories, but I'd like to be able to get a report of the month or week that has gross calories rather than net.

My new plan (as I've inadvertently been maintaining my weight) is not to eat back my exercise calories. But I'd still like to be able to play around with this myself.

Is there a way to
(1) track gross calories consumed on a week or month basis
or
(2) track exercise but not have MFP automatically give me bonus calories

Thanks for your help
January 3, 2013 8:31 PM
My question EXACTLY! I hope someone answers, and we are able to turn off this feature.
My goal for calorie intake should not have the exercise calories added into it.
I do not like that "My Daily Goal" has my "calories burned" added onto it.

Looks like you can't turn it off according to the answer given here:
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/834340-exercise-calories
Edited by rawmama232 On January 3, 2013 8:39 PM
January 5, 2013 10:34 AM
I found a way to avoid this problem...

1. Enter your entire days worth of food first

2. Enter in your exercise at the very end of the day, and not until you have entered in all of the daily food intake

That way all day you will see the calorie goal unchanged by exercise calories burned, until AFTER you have entered in your exercise routine.
January 5, 2013 11:13 AM
When you log your activity, enter the duration and then tab to the calories burned field and change it to 1. It won't take zero as far as I know but entering a 1 will allow you to track your time and activity with minimal calorie changes
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January 5, 2013 11:20 AM
QUOTE:

I found a way to avoid this problem...

1. Enter your entire days worth of food first

2. Enter in your exercise at the very end of the day, and not until you have entered in all of the daily food intake

That way all day you will see the calorie goal unchanged by exercise calories burned, until AFTER you have entered in your exercise routine.


^This is what works for me, too.
Edited by JanaCanada On January 5, 2013 11:20 AM
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January 5, 2013 12:17 PM
That's a good solution. I was going to keep track of my exercise on Sparkpeople and track of my food on here. You saved me a lot of wasted time. Thank you!
QUOTE:

I found a way to avoid this problem...

1. Enter your entire days worth of food first

2. Enter in your exercise at the very end of the day, and not until you have entered in all of the daily food intake

That way all day you will see the calorie goal unchanged by exercise calories burned, until AFTER you have entered in your exercise routine.
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